The death toll is around 300 now, but Israel has said their intention with the attack on Gaza is to “end rocket-fire into Israel for good,” and not to re-occupy the territory. The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, which is still around 20,000 strong, has seen a marked drop-off in rocket attacks by Hamas on Israel from Gaza since the offensive efforts have begun.
Most news accounts don’t emphasize it, but prior to Israel’s decision to assault Hamas leaders, the country was the victim of sometimes hundreds of rocket attacks per day. On Saturday, Israel suffered 130 rocket attacks by Hamas; by Sunday, that total dropped to twenty.
While President-elect Obama is posing for his post-Fenterdren PR shots, Israel has decided to act on its own. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!